A Dedicated Source for 7-Track Tape Data Recovery Services

Secure Data Recovery Services specializes in data tape repair, transfer and recovery. We offer the industry's most reliable option for 7-track tape data recovery, and with more than 40 facilities across the United States, we deliver fast, consistent results with easy local access.

7-Track Tape Data Recovery

Secure Data Recovery Services can treat all 7-track failure scenarios including unspooled or broken tape.

One of the earliest tape formats, IBM 7-track used PET film or cellulose acetate tape formulation to provide long-lasting data storage. Government institutions and businesses adopted the format in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s, and the large reels of the 7-track quickly became iconic.

Data recovery on 7-Track tapes can be difficult given the advanced age of most tapes and the limited availability of 7-track tape systems. 7-track tapes can become damaged for a number of reasons, and some businesses need to repair damaged reels and tape components for long-term archiving.

Some common causes of data loss on IBM 7-track tapes include:

  • Oxidation and Exposure to Sunlight
  • Long-Term Storage in High Temperature Environments
  • Storage-Related Media Decay
  • Tape Folds, Breaks and Tears
  • Stretched Tape
  • Inaccurate Timing
  • End-of-Record Issues

Secure Data Recovery Services is one of the few tape repair companies in the United States capable of recovering data from physically damaged IBM 7-track tapes. Thanks to our certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom and experienced engineering teams, we offer excellent, reliable services for all older tape formats, and our risk-free diagnostics give you an easy way to get started. To set up an evaluation, contact our customer service team today.

Certified Technology for Reliable 7-Track Tape Data Recovery

7-track tapes are extremely delicate, and mishandled recovery procedures can easily result in permanent data loss. We regularly invest in our facilities to provide the best possible results for our clients.

Secure Data Recovery Services' engineers always work in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, a strictly controlled recovery environment for 7-track tapes and other sensitive media. Our laboratory also features proprietary file utilities designed for older formats. This allows our engineers to easily treat corrupt and damaged files, restoring full access to tape backups in a matter of days in some cases. Our engineers follow strict procedures when handling legacy media to prevent accidental damage and to avoid unnecessary read/write cycles.

We offer several service levels for 7-track data recovery, including a 24/7/365 emergency service option. Whether you need to limit downtime or limit your expenditures, our turnaround options give you an easy way to retrieve data without unnecessary downtime or heavy investments.

What to Do When a 7-Track Tape Fails

Never attempt to repair a damaged 7-track outside of a certified Cleanroom environment. Older tapes can sustain serious damage in a matter of seconds when exposed to untreated air. Keep your system powered down and contact a professional data recovery provider for instructions.

The IBM 7-track was popular among government institutions, universities and large businesses that needed a dependable way to store large amounts of secure information. Secure Data Recovery Services' tape recovery specialists recognize the importance of strict media controls, and we were the first data recovery company to earn a certification under the SSAE 18 Type II attestation standards.

Other advantages of our data tape recovery services:

  • Safe Media Controls and a 96 Percent Overall Success Rate
  • Regular Case Updates and Online Status Tools
  • Flexible Turnaround Options Including Emergency 24/7 Services
  • More Security Credentials Than Any Other Provider
  • RAID Data Recovery Services for Treating Primary Storage Media

Secure Data Recovery Services offers affordable pricing, excellent security and unsurpassed media safety for 7-track tape data recovery. Our specialists evaluate each case carefully to determine an appropriate course of action, and we always take appropriate precautions to protect delicate media. When you need access to mission-critical legacy media, our teams are ready to help. Contact our 24/7 customer service team to get started.